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2022 USBC Open Championships in Houston Astrodome?
Monday, November 19, 2018 5:00 am
Update November 2018: This Houston Chronicle story of Sept. 27, 2018, reports that the final phase of asbestos abatement is underway and will take several months, with the renovation project still...
USBC adds week to 2019 Open Championships schedule, cancels VIP program, opens team practice registration
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 5:00 pm
The United States Bowling Congress announced Tuesday that it has added a week to the 2019 Open Championships schedule, canceled the VIP program, and opened team practice registration. The 2019 Open...
Survey asks USBC Open Championships participants about holding the tournament in regular bowling centers
Saturday, November 10, 2018 9:00 am
The United States Bowling Congress has sent out a survey to USBC Open Championships competitors asking their views of contesting the tournament in regular bowling centers. The email states:...
USBC Open Championships survey report on tournament changes full of shameless spin and distortions
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 6:00 pm
The survey that the United States Bowling Congress reported Wednesday that it conducted of about 10 percent of competitors after the 2018 Open Championships is so full of shameless spin and...
Legislative proposal would put USBC Open Championships changes in hands of transparent committee of tournament champions subject to delegate approval
Monday, September 17, 2018 8:00 am
Robert Rowe III is not a bowler who has been significantly impacted by all of the changes — “enhancements” in United States Bowling Congress lingo — in the USBC Open...
2018 USBC Open Championships lane patterns close to 2017 patterns — and scores show it
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 6:00 pm
Any knowledgeable bowler who competed in the 2018 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships knew this year’s lane patterns were similar to the patterns used at the 2017 Open...
No leads change after May 14 as 2018 USBC Open Championships conclude with final minors squads
Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:00 pm
It’s long been the theory of the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships that you shouldn’t bowl early in the tournament so you have a chance to gather information on what lane...
Marcus McClain makes history in S&B Pro Shop 1's Eagle-winning performance at 2018 USBC Open Championships
Saturday, July 7, 2018 11:00 pm
It isn’t quite as clear a case as last year when Team NABR’s wins in team and team all-events almost certainly locked up a USBC Hall of Fame berth for Mike Rose and perhaps set up Adam...
Kyle Sherman’s 90 clean, 2 near misses of doubles lead highlight young group’s big effort at 2018 USBC Open Championships
Monday, June 25, 2018 8:00 pm
Kyle Sherman’s 90 clean 2,124 all-events and a pair of near misses of the doubles lead highlighted the effort of a talented group of young players Sunday and Monday at the 2018 United States...
The untold story of why scores soared at the 1989 ABC Tournament
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 8:00 am
Any bowler who was around in 1989 will never forget that year’s American Bowling Congress Tournament (now the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships). Every Eagle-winning record was...
2018 USBC Open Championships minors provides a big surprise, but turns out solid for our 11thFrame.com group
Friday, May 18, 2018 4:00 pm
Our 11thFrame.com group came into doubles and singles at the 2018 USBC Open Championships expecting a lot of skid, as we had seen several good groups and good bowlers never getting left of about...
If you hadn’t noticed, the 2018 USBC Open Championships team pattern is difficult, as our 11thFrame.com group learned
Thursday, May 17, 2018 6:00 pm
After competing in the 2018 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships team event on Thursday, there were several easy conclusions to make. Not the least of which is that the lane pattern is...
Our approach to the 2018 USBC Open Championships
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 8:00 am
Anyone who has watched any of the highlight videos of players taking leads or shooting 300 games at the 2018 USBC Open Championships has enough information to form a solid game plan. For example,...
With huge start and clutch strikes at end, A.J. Chapman and Rich Eighme edge into doubles lead at 2018 USBC Open Championships
Monday, May 14, 2018 11:00 pm
Rich Eighme started bowling in the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships in 1985, eight years before A.J. Chapman was born. Eighme’s rev rate is far lower than the powerful young...
USBC steps up for 2018 Open Championships bowlers delayed by fire alarm, offers free singles entry for 2019 Open Championships
Friday, May 11, 2018 8:00 am
As I detailed in this story, a fire alarm cleared the Oncenter toward the end of the 7 p.m. team squad on Thursday, May 3, which had started roughly a half hour late, according to reports I received...

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• 2018 - Open in Syracuse, N.Y.; Women's in Reno, Nev.
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